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370 Davenport Ave, 3rd Floor

New Haven, CT

(203)-624-9999 (Office) 


Balance Fitness was founded in 2001 by internationally recognized health and fitness expert Mubarakah Ibrahim,  as fitness service and education company who’s mission is to create a “healthy world, one woman at a time”.  It’s function on the philosophy of “whole fitness”, the belief that physical, mental and spiritual well being is intertwined, the strengthening of one, strengthens them all and the weakening of one, weakens them all. It is with the philosophy of “whole fitness” that CEO Mubarakah (pronounced moo-ba-ra-ka) Ibrahim has worked with women and wellness related issues for over a decade.


About CEO Mubarakah Ibrahim

me in pinkMubarakah Ibrahim is the owner and head trainer of BALANCE fitness Studio for women in New Haven, CT .

She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show “Thirty-Something in America”, is a referring fitness expert for Prevention Magazine on fitness for women over 40, the New York Times on Muslim Women and has had multiple appearances on ABC affiliate WTNH News Channel 8, CBS radio Affiliate WELI Morning Show and has been a business profile on the front page of the Chicago Tribune. Her efforts as both a fitness educator and Muslim businesswoman has afforded her a unique opportunity to be invited as a special guest to the United States White House Iftar Dinner by President Barack Obama in both 2012 and 2013.

Mubarakah in an entrepreneur, businesswoman, certified personal trainer and owner of BALANCE fitness Studio for women in the city of New Haven, CT where she offers personal training and fitness education. In addition, she lectures, promotes and conducts workshops on alternative health, fitness and healthy living throughout the World.


Mubarakah Ibrahim and President Barak Obama

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Education & Certification

  • Albertus Magnus College, Major English Minor in Psychology 1994-1998
  • Aerobics And Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Resistance Training 1999
  • AFAA Mat Science I 2000
  • AFAA Mat Science II 2000
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor 2001
  • AFAA Advanced Certified Personal Trainer Workshop 2002
  • AFAA Pre and Post Natal Exercise Certification 2005
  • CPR, First Aid Certification Red Cross
  • The Inner City Newspaper October 2006
  • The New Haven Independent October 2006
  • The New Haven Independent April 2006
  • The New Haven Independent March 2006
  • WELI   Morning Show (CBS Affiliate) March 2006
  • News Channel 8 (ABC Affiliate) June 2005
  • News Channel 8 (ABC Affiliate) June 2010
  • New Haven Advocate Front Cover Profile February 2005
  • WYBC The Electric Drum Radio Program  July 2004
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show: Thirty Something in America  January 25, 2007
  • News Channel 3 (CBS Affiliate) January 2007
  • News Channel 8 (ABC Affiliate) July 2007
  • The Inner City Newspaper June 2007
  • Hartford Current Newspaper August 2007
  • Talking Point: Bridges TV August 2007
  • Chicago Tribune Front Cover Business Profile 2007
  • Southern CT State University, Major Exercise Science 2004-2006
  • Easter Oregon State University (Online), Major Physical Activity and Health 2008- Present


  • Aziza Magazine: Contributing writer – October 2007
  • New Haven Register Business Profile 2010
  • Aziza Magazine Profile – October 2012
  • New York Times: July 2011
  • Prevention Magazine: Contributing Expert for Fitness Programs for Women over 40 “Years off Workout”: November 2011

Community Involvement

  • Albertus Magnus College (New Haven, CT) Multi-Cultural Student Association President 1994-1996
  • Masjid Al-Islam Active Member 1992- Present
  • Masjid Al-Islam Board Member 2011-2012
  • New England Muslim Sister Association (NEMSA) Member 1990-Present
  • New England Muslim Sister Association Vice-President 2000-2004
  • New England Muslim Sister Association President 2006-2008
  • Whalley Avenue Special Service District (WSSD) Member 2007-2010
  • Whalley Avenue Special Service District Board (WSSD) Member 2008-2010
  • FBI Citizens Academy Graduate (New Haven, CT) 2011
  • Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board Member – City of New Haven 2008 Present
  • The City of New Haven Women and Girls Consortium
  • The City of New Haven Health Matters Committee
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Birthing Center Steering Committee 2011-2013
  • Yale New Haven Hospital Women Services Advisory Counsel for Patient and Family Centered Care 2012 – Present

Honors & Awards

  • Community Service Award – Mount Zion Seventh Day Adventist Church April 2007
  • Award of Recognition – Women of Strength of Family Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) July 2007
  • Business Woman of the Year – The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women March 2008
  • Proclamation of the City of New Haven – Mayor John Destefano Jr. March 2008
  • Positive Community Example Award – Al-Aziz Islamic Center – March 2008
  • Official Citation of Office of the CT Attorney General – March 2008
  • Official Citation of Office of the NY Attorney General – March 2013
  • Special Invitation 2012 Iftar Dinner at the White House [Muslim American Women] August 4, 2012
  • Special Invitation and Attendance of 2013 Iftar Dinner at the White House [Muslim-American Business Owners] July 25, 2013

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